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Beautiful Berkshire family home

Monterey, MA, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12+

This is a beautiful 5 bedroom Berkshire, post and beam private house nestled in the woods just off the Appalachian trail. Set on one of the Berkshires most coveted roads, 12 mins to Butternut Family Skiing & fresh water swimming in Lake Garfield, boating, fishing, classical outdoor concerts at Tanglewood.

The Space

The large comfortable house has 5 good size bedrooms with a private room downstairs with its own sleeping quarters, WC and living area with separate bedroom off it. Excellent kitchen and dinning areas with deck dinning, screened porch dinning and large garden table to fit 8+. It's very family friendly (well behaved dogs & cats welcome) with swings for the kids. The house was built in 2006 and has excellent insulation - It's cool in summer and warm in winter. There is WIFI through out house and in the garden, even on the hammocks!

The famous Tanglewood and Jacobs Pillow are within 25 minutes and the area is rich in entertainment for all ages and very family friendly. 15 minute drive to skiing and the Appalachian trail is only a 10 min drive too if you fancy a long walk.

Even though you feel completely private, this house is only 5 minutes to the local village with the famous Monterey general store selling local food produce and the town beach for swimming, boating and fishing lake. In the winter we're only 15 minutes from the wonderful family friendly ski mountain of Butternut.

Historic Great Barrington is only 20 minutes drive with many excellent local restaurants and shops, farmers markets + local food stores. A Guidos and Big Y's are within 20 mins drive for all your grocery needs.

The house has 5 bedrooms and beds for 10 people, 3 x queens & 4 x twins, but there are 2 twin air beds + 1 queen bed for extra people to stay. Accommodating up to 12 people comfortably.

A cathedral living room with windows up to the 30 foot ceiling, an English farm house dinning table seating up to 8, a French velvet sofa, a large wood burning stove as well as a spacious kitchen with Whirlpool large fridge and Bosch dishwasher. Two bathrooms one with a roll top bath and two showers plus a guest toilet. There is also a large screened porch for summer dining and entertainment.

Downstairs is a private 700 sq ft family room which opens onto the garden; with two separate bedrooms with queen size beds and a separate living room with original Danish furniture. One bedroom has its own third toilet. This is a great family area.

There is a washer/dryer downstairs plus a drying room for, swim towels, ski clothes and a shed to store skis.

Please note that we only have internet enabled TV, Roku which provides Netflix and Amazon Prime and other internet cable services if you have a subscription.

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richard spalding

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About richard spalding

English family living in NYC, this is our country and summer/winter house.

richard spalding purchased this House in 2012

Why richard spalding chose Monterey

It's nestled in the Appalachian mountains, close to a loverly swimming lake and ski mountain. Easy access to shops and great restaurants with local food. 25 mins drive from Tanglewood and other historic houses and gardens.

What makes this House unique

Peaceful, sunny and private, but only 5 mins from lots to do. Very child and pet friendly.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1 - Master
        1 king
      • Garden/Family Room
        1 queen, Private bedroom/studio, with access to 4th bedroom


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, Toilet and sink only

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Rural
            • Village


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fireplace
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Very well equipped excellent cooking utensils and sharp knives
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Samsung New range
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              Whirlpool fridge/Freezer
                            • Stove
                              Samsung New range
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                      Trampoline and swings
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                        • Tennis


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing


                                                                • Ideal for families looking for a big space to grill and relax, hammocks for the grown ups, trampoline, woods and ball games, swings for the kids.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Jessi H.

                                                                  My family had a sensational stay in this gracious, large home in a beautiful part of the Berkshires. The home was large enough to accommodate three generations--grandma, three sets of parents, and two babies--comfortably. There were extra toys and games around for hanging out inside, and there was plenty of couch space for everyone to hang out and visit. But the most marvelous part of our stay was that we could set out on a hike from the driveway and find ourselves tromping through woods and discovering an old cemetery. The owners had thought of everything we might need, and we had a fabulous time.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you had a great time!

                                                                  New Years in Monterey

                                                                  Carole C.Saint Louis, MO

                                                                  We had a fabulous time at this beautifully situated home in the Berkshires. The house was very well equipped and very clean upon arrival. We used the wood stove daily and had the absolute best family time together. There are plenty of things to do nearby and lots of great places to eat. We hope to return again in the warmer weather or perhaps again for a winter wonderland.

                                                                  Spacious and comfortable Berkshire home

                                                                  Ann H.

                                                                  We enjoyed a sisters' weekend at this beautiful house in the woods. There were plenty of bedrooms with comfortable beds, lots of places for relaxing, and a well-appointed kitchen that allowed us to make meals during our stay. We also enjoyed a dinner out in Great Barrington, which was not far away. Although the weather was cold and blustery, we stayed warm in this house and even had the use of the wood stove. We loved being able to walk on trails right outside the door. The owner is very responsive, and we had a great stay. We would love to return during the summer and spend time on the screened porch and visit the nearby lakes.

                                                                  Beautiful house and surrounding area.

                                                                  Brett C.

                                                                  Everything was great and just as specified. Spacious house, large yard, and a very relaxing environment.

                                                                  Cozy winter weekend with friends

                                                                  Jessica L.

                                                                  We spent 3 nights with a couple of families at this warm, cozy and comfortable Berkshire home. We had plenty of room for all - the kids took over the downstairs level and the adults played cards, made meals, and cozied up to the fire on the main floor.

                                                                  There was snow but the driveway was plowed and ready for us. The house is close to Butternut and Otis Ridge which is where spent our days skiiing and tubing. Great Barrington is so close too but we were happy to hang back at the house.

                                                                  Everything went smoothly from booking, to the instructions Richard sent, to getting around.

                                                                  Monterey is a little beyond the Berkshires beaten track but its worth it - perfect for family and friends. Great rental - hope to come back again!

                                                                  Charming Weekend

                                                                  Carole P.Nyack, New York

                                                                  We enjoyed a warm and cozy Christmas weekend in this lovely property. The house was clean and well-maintained. The kitchen had all we needed to make wonderful meals. Thank you Richard for making everything so easy for us!


                                                                  Monterey, MA, USA

                                                                  Rural house, but with easy access to village, shops and lakes, outdoor concerts, berkshires

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